Fuel economy is a big deal for today’s drivers, and modern sedans are pushing the miles-per-gallon limits more and more with each model year.
If you’re in the market for an efficient car, you may have wondered how the 2016 Nissan Sentra mpg compares to that of some of its leading competitors. Will drivers get more mileage out of each tank of gas onboard the Sentra—or does a rival vehicle like the 2016 Honda Civic Sedan offer greater fuel economy stats?
Keep reading, and we’ll explore the fuel efficiency and engine offerings of both of these popular cars. Get ready to hit the gas pedal!
In terms of fuel economy, the Civic defeats the Sentra hands down.
Here is how fuel efficiency breaks down for the 2016 Civic models:
- Civic LX: EPA-estimated 27 mpg in the city, 40 mpg on the highway (for 6MT models)*
- Civic EX: EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city, 41 mpg on the highway*
- Civic EX-T, EX-L, and Touring: EPA-estimated 31 mpg in the city, 42 mpg on the highway*
In comparison, the Sentra models offer the following fuel economy stats:
- Sentra S: 27 city mpg, 36 highway mpg
- Sentra FE+ S: 30 city mpg, 40 highway mpg
- Sentra SV, SR, and SL: 29 city mpg, 38 highway mpg
As you can see, the Civic pulls far ahead of the Sentra in terms of mpg offerings.
Under the Hood
When it comes to engine offerings, the Civic once again has the Sentra beat by a mile (or even 2 or 3 miles…).
The Civic’s LX base model and EX trim are each powered by a 2.0L In-Line 4 engine that generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. In the higher Civic trim levels, a 1.5L turbocharged engine delivers 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque.
The lone 1.8L DOHC 4-cylinder engine offered in the Sentra models produces just 130 hp and 128 lb-ft of torque.
Take a Little Trip
Ready to see how the Honda Civic compares with 2016 Nissan Sentra mpg ratings and other small-car competitors? Drivers can further explore the 2016 Honda Civic and test it out at any West Michigan Honda Dealers location. Stop by or contact any of our affiliated dealerships today to learn more about the outstanding, award-winning Civic and to take it for a test drive.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.